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  • The elephant in the room.

    Posted by Michael Kennedy on June 19th, 2013 (All posts by )

    The Chicago Teachers Union president is lashing out at the villains in the school mess.

    “When are we going to address the elephant in the room?

    Say What ???

    “When will we address the fact that rich, white people, think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African Americans and Latinos—no matter what the parent’s income or education level,” she said, according to SubstanceNews.net.

    Oh. That elephant !!!

    How about this one ?

    What is it with these union bosses ?

     

    18 Responses to “The elephant in the room.”

    1. Joe Wooten Says:

      I wonder when trolls will come along to defend her and that SEIU whale and castigate you for hurting their feelings?

    2. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      “When will we address the fact that rich, white people, think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African Americans and Latinos…”

      Why shouldn’t she say it? It usually works, doesn’t it? It’s learned behavior. Or, as someone once said, you get more of what you reward.

    3. Robert Schwartz Says:

      More from Chairman Lewis:

      “When will there be an honest conversation about the poverty, racism and inequality that hinders the delivery of a quality education product in our school system?”

      “When will we address the fact that rich, white people, think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African Americans and Latinos—no matter what the parent’s income or education level,”

      http://eagnews.org/union-boss-karen-lewis-blames-rich-white-people-for-chicagos-school-woes/

      If the key variable in education outcomes is poverty, racism, and inequality, why are we paying teachers more than mall cops and crossing guards?

    4. Sgt. Mom Says:

      The sarcasm, it burns!
      And yeah, while I am not the glass of fashion and attractive form in recent years … I am not commonly mistaken for Orky the Killer Whale when dressed in black and white. Nor do I fall into sleep at my desk in the afternoon hours.

    5. Gringo Says:

      Elephant in the room:
      “When will we address the fact that rich, white people, think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African Americans and Latinos…”

      And she does. Yeah, right.

    6. Bill Brandt Says:

      At least they can’t move fast

    7. Dan from Madison Says:

      When I hear these lines – and they are lines – that have been repeated over decades it just goes in one ear and out the other. Sort of like the use of the word racism. It just dulls the meaning over time, and eventually it all means nothing.

    8. Mrs. Davis Says:

      Chicago must be jealous of Detroit leading the way to Sheol. Why else would the Chicago Tribune allow so many of its logos to be blocked from view?

    9. ErisGuy Says:

      Let’s give the people what they want. No more Shakespeare, Einstein, Gauss, Poincare, Pascal, Augustine. Let them live their lives by their own culture’s leading intellects: Tookie Williams, Alice Walker, Elijah Muhammed.

      Should cost less.

      In a century or two or three, let’s look at the results. Without experiments and data, all is useless theorizing. We need hard data on the achievements of “African Americans and Latinos” without the malign influence of white people.

    10. Dick Stanley Says:

      Fat and happy. Not to mention lazy and stupid.

    11. Mike Doughty Says:

      ErisGuy….I think that contemporary Africa is already showing some results.

    12. Joe Wooten Says:

      That one is really easy Mike….Detroit.

    13. Percy Dovetonsils Says:

      Oh, what a sweet talker she is. I’m sure white folks will be lining up to support her now.

    14. pst314 Says:

      “I’m sure white folks will be lining up to support her now.”

      White liberals certainly will. She could talk about white people the way Hitler talked about Jews, and white liberals would not oppose her.

    15. Lexington Green Says:

      “White liberals certainly will. She could talk about white people the way Hitler talked about Jews, and white liberals would not oppose her.”

      They would love her more. It would make her all the more authentic.

    16. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Authentic is certainly right – she has the same hair-doo that I have only seen on pre-school age female persons of color. Seriously, this person is a teacher? Gads – no wonder the Chi-town public schools in the inner city are in trouble. Well, ya gotta blame failure on someone other than yourself, I suppose. The customary punching bag will do.

    17. tomw Says:

      These are the same teachers that went on strike and forced parents to stay home or find other methods of supervising their progeny. Yet, there were enough LIVs to re-elect the people that got them where they were.
      The failure to link cause and effect, and apply consequences is beyond belief. By the same token, it is staggering to observe the obeisance to the Democrat party and its selected candidates at every election.
      Promises to wipe out poverty, improve schools, and give everyone a pony have been un-fulfilled for half a century at least, with no observed learning on the part of the electorate.
      I remember my late father placing a $20 in his wallet to hand to the cop, when he was pulled over on the freeway that runs under the post office, muttering about cops on the take, and this would have been in the late 1950′s. Things have not gotten better from my viewpoint.
      I have an idea. Let’s teach Ebonics. That way, none of the persons this “educator” inculcates will have a chance at a job, and would be less likely to file ‘grievances of color’. /sarc
      tom

    18. Bill Brandt Says:

      I had to laugh – after reading this post yesterday I am in the Costco and this grossly obese man – 400 lbs? – in his purple SEIU shirt is checking out.

      If only I had a camera.